Mayor Lightfoot and Community Leaders Release Food Equity Agenda for Chicago

Mayor Lightfoot and Community Leaders Release Food Equity Agenda for Chicago Press Release City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the Food Equity Agenda, a multi-year effort, co-created in partnership with a cross-section of community and City representatives, to transform the food system by removing [...]

2021-07-18T02:42:44+00:00June 24th, 2021|

The city’s first food equity council works to feed everyone

The city’s first food equity council works to feed everyone Sharon Hoyer Chicago Reader "I think policy is everything," said Dr. Angela Odoms-Young, a professor at University of Illinois Chicago who researches environmental and social impacts on diet-related diseases. Odoms-Young is one of two dozen public health experts, food justice [...]

2021-07-18T02:38:04+00:00June 21st, 2021|

More than Capital: Why Worker Co-ops Need Access to Markets

More than Capital: Why Worker Co-ops Need Access to Markets Camille Kerr Nonprofit Quarterly Camille Kerr: I was able with my time in this field to get the capital access we needed for ChiFresh Kitchen to get up, to get the infrastructure it needed. But now we need market access. We [...]

2021-07-17T03:39:04+00:00June 9th, 2021|

How Can We Improve Food Access In Chicago And Beyond? Food Policy Summit Brings Experts Together

How Can We Improve Food Access In Chicago And Beyond? Food Policy Summit Brings Experts Together Maxwell Evans Book Club Chicago Activists Malik Yakini of Detroit and Navina Khanna of Oakland will headline the 15th annual summit Friday at South Shore Cultural Center. SOUTH SHORE — Food justice organizers can [...]

2020-03-03T02:11:32+00:00February 19th, 2020|

Chicago Food Policy Action Council applauds Cook County adoption of Good Food Purchasing Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:     Rodger Cooley, Executive Director May 16, 2018 cfpacinfo@gmail.com Mobile: 312-354-2091 Chicago Food Policy Action Council applauds Cook County adoption of Good Food Purchasing Program New measure will ensure transparency in food systems and generate millions in revenue for local farmers, food-based businesses, and communities CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Today, the Chicago [...]

2021-02-02T23:49:11+00:00May 16th, 2018|

Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future

Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future Kristine Sherred Civil Eats When Leslie Fowler asked America’s largest chicken producers to increase their supply of antibiotic-free poultry, they gave her “the Heisman hand” and turned down the chief nutrition and facilities officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). But [...]

2018-05-30T22:15:39+00:00May 14th, 2018|

Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food Purchasing Program for City of Chicago

NEWS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2017 CONTACT: Rodger Cooley Chicago Food Policy Action Council cfpacinfo@gmail.com 773-354-2091 Colleen McKinney Center for Good Food Purchasing cmckinney@goodfoodpurchasing.org 206-920-0945 Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food Purchasing Program for City of Chicago New measure will ensure transparency in food systems and generate millions in revenue for [...]

2017-10-11T20:42:24+00:00October 11th, 2017|

Chicago Public School Board Votes to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jose Oliva, 773.612.2559  Rodger Cooley, 773.354.2091, cfpacinfo@gmail.com   CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO ADOPT GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICY The fourth school district in the country to adopt such a policy, the Good Food Purchasing Program will shift nearly $80 million annually in public procurement dollars toward food that is sustainable, [...]

2018-10-31T18:43:49+00:00June 28th, 2017|

Food Justice is About Workers

Food Justice is About Workers Amy Frykholm interviews Jose Oliva The Christian Century Jose Oliva is the codirector of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, which aims to improve wages and working conditions for “all workers across the food chain.” The FCWA recently helped develop a Good Food Purchasing Policy, a set of standards that [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00January 17th, 2017|